Next Round-up

Part two of my ass kicking, self reminding and gentle prodding...Part one here Doing stuff you don’t wanna – along with reining in my ego (a bit) pausing to consider what the other people in the room might be expert on has caused me to also admit the possibility that things may end up going … Continue reading Next Round-up

Turning it around

A while ago I heard about a spat between two artists. Anish Kapoor had been granted exclusive rights to a sprayable version of a new paint. This paint was Vantablack, the blackest black ever. It absorbs so much light that things painted with it look like impenetrable voids. photo credit: Wikipedia The argument seems to … Continue reading Turning it around

Bring on the frogs!

One of my (many) self-destructive tendencies is procastination. After researching this I have concluded that I am better than some and worse than others, but it adversely affects me pretty much every work day. I manage to make deadlines and keep things on schedule, but I also spend a lot of time wishing for asteroid … Continue reading Bring on the frogs!

Searching for the Curious

As much as I try to check my privileges and battle my biases I know they are there, influencing me in ways I'd sometimes rather they didn't. I constantly remind myself to pause and think before acting or reacting, because there's a good chance my instincts are based on childhood conditioning, rather than what my … Continue reading Searching for the Curious

The simplest decision = the hardest work

I have long suspected that all of us face the same decision at some point in our lives. Some of us are never aware of it and I doubt if it always comes from a single event, but unconsciously or not all of us have to decide what sort of person we will be (refusing … Continue reading The simplest decision = the hardest work

MORE life outside of work

Continuing on from yesterdays if you needed more encouragement and suggestions for getting a life outside of work, more excuses to spend time away from your job or more reasons to get a little lost in your own bubble...below are websites to help. Get creative with pen and paper and stories and images … Continue reading MORE life outside of work

Life outside of work

As the result of a recent conversation with a friend I have been thinking about how I and other people occupy our 'free' time. My friend is a football (soccer) fan and we were discussing her options for activities once the season ends. I was trying to convince her not to do her job of … Continue reading Life outside of work